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Avaliação Psicológica

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SELAU, Thais; SILVA, Mônia Aparecida da  and  BANDEIRA, Denise Ruschel. Development of the Adaptive Functioning Scale for Intellectual Disability (EFA-DI) and evidence of content validity. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2020, vol.19, n.3, pp. 333-341. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study presents the process of development of the Adaptive Functioning Scale for Intellectual Disability (AFS-ID) and evidence of its content validity. The AFS-ID was conceived to assess the adaptive functioning of children and adolescents, aged between 7 and 15 years, through parental reports, covering Conceptual, Social and Practical domains. The development process involved five steps: designation of the theoretical framework; definition of the dimensions and development of the preliminary version; analysis of the items by four experts; semantic analysis of the items by the target population; and a pilot study. The final version consisted of 52 items. Studies are already in progress to finish the construction of the EFA-DI and to investigate its evidence of validity, reliability and norms of interpretation. We expect that the AFS-ID will contribute to the psychological assessment of childhood development in the Brazilian context.

Keywords : adaptive functioning; intellectual disability; assessment; test construction.

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